The Eurasian magpie is believed not only to be among the brightest of birds but among the most intelligent of all animals. Along with the jackdaw, the Eurasian magpie’s nidopallium is approximately the same relative size as those in chimpanzees and humans, significantly larger than the gibbon’s. Like other corvids, such as ravens and crows, their total brain-to-body mass ratio is equal to most great apes’ and cetaceans’ (Wikipedia)

Eurasian Eagle-owl installation.

Face to face between the smart magpie and the stealthy owl.

Owls eat insects, reptiles, amphibians, fish and… birds. Does the magpie know about this?

Instalación de búho real.

Cara a cara entre la inteligente urraca y el sigiloso búho.

Los búhos se alimentan de insectos, reptiles, anfibios, peces y… de aves, ¿este detalle lo sabrá la urraca?

anonymous asked:

I have 14 Eurasian magpies who seem to live in my tree in my back garden and I think they've named me. they make a particular noise every time they see me, but nobody else. I think it's because I've been feeding them, maybe they like me? I made some bird friends



I was tagged by the lovely @a-nakinskywalker 💕

rules: answer the 20 questions and tag 20 amazing followers you would like to get to know better.

name: hind

nicknames: well since my name is like one syllabus… 😂 but a lot of people call me hinda bc apparently it’s cuter that way

zodiac sign: pisces

height: 155cm (5′1″)

orientation: i don’t know man, my love life is too dry to know

ethnicity: moroccan

favorite fruit: strawberry

favorite season: spring

favorite book series: a song of ice and fire by george r.r. martin, the writing is just so good i’m in awe

favorite flower: blueberry & orange blossom

favorite scent: incense definitely

favorite color: teal, or dark blue

favorite animal: eurasian magpie

coffee, tea, or hot cocoa: moroccan mint tea is my entire life

average sleep hours: approx 7h i guess… thank you AO3

cat or dog person?: both

favorite fictional characters:  bodhi rook ▪️ cassian andor ▪️ dana scully ▪️ elliot alderson ▪️ éponine ▪️ finn ▪️ fox mulder ▪️ luke skywalker ▪️ luna lovegood ▪️ james moriarty ▪️ jefferson the mad hatter ▪️ jyn erso ▪️ lexa kom trikru ▪️ marty mcfly ▪️ meg masters ▪️ mulan ▪️ newt scamander ▪️ renard (from le visiteur du futur) ▪️ robb stark ▪️ severus snape ▪️ sherlock holmes ▪️ the tenth doctor ▪️ tina goldstein

number of blankets you sleep with: currently one bc it’s getting warmer

dream trip: i can’t pick ONE

blog created: somewhere in late 2011, can’t remember haha

number of followers: 1 247, and i gained so many lately love you all

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Quite possibly the most IMPORTANT thing I’ve drawn meet some of the birbs i see/ have seen in my garden in Melaka, Malaysia :

ORIENTAL MAGPIE ROBIN - Black and white birbs. Magpies basically.

MYNAS - Very Loud and Noisy birbs. There’re three types actually. Usually have gang fights outside my window

EURASIAN TREE SPARROW - Lil brown birbs you see everywhere

YELLOW - VENTED BULBUL - These guys have nested in our house like three times, maybe more. They make really loud chattering noises and both parents are usually present to feed the chickies C: also : yellow butts

BLACK-NAPED ORIOLE - Yellow birbs that we see everywhere here but no one knows their name

ASIAN GLOSSY STARLING - Black glossy birb that has a greenish shine under the sun they haVE BIG RED EYES

ZEBRA DOVE - Common “burung merbuk”, we usually mistaken these birbs for pigeons

ASIAN KOEL - we rarely SEE these but they’re the ones that make loud high pitched “KOOOOEEEELLL” noises in the evening

OLIVE-BACKED SUNBIRD - Very Little yellow birbs with olive green backs. Usually seen around flowering plants flitting about

HOUSE CROW - Not seen near where i live but there are LOADS of these guys in town they are everywhere they rule the streets

RHINOCEROS HORNBILL - I’ve seen them around maybe twice or three times they are Very BIG and they sound like monkeys

PIED FANTAIL - I saw one of these in the neighbour’s rambutan tree THESE GUYS ARE VERY PRETTY they look like they have small white eyebrows if i was a birb i would probably be a fantail they have big fan like tails and constantly look angry